TCFLOW(P) POSIX Programmer's Manual TCFLOW(P)
tcflow - suspend or restart the transmission or reception of data
int tcflow(int fildes, int action);
The tcflow() function shall suspend or restart transmission or reception of data on the
object referred to by fildes, depending on the value of action. The fildes argument is an
open file descriptor associated with a terminal.
* If action is TCOOFF, output shall be suspended.
* If action is TCOON, suspended output shall be restarted.
* If action is TCIOFF, the system shall transmit a STOP character, which is intended to
cause the terminal device to stop transmitting data to the system.
* If action is TCION, the system shall transmit a START character, which is intended to
cause the terminal device to start transmitting data to the system.
The default on the opening of a terminal file is that neither its input nor its output are
Attempts to use tcflow() from a process which is a member of a background process group on
a fildes associated with its controlling terminal, shall cause the process group to be
sent a SIGTTOU signal. If the calling process is blocking or ignoring SIGTTOU signals, the
process shall be allowed to perform the operation, and no signal is sent.
Upon successful completion, 0 shall be returned. Otherwise, -1 shall be returned and errno
set to indicate the error.
The tcflow() function shall fail if:
EBADF The fildes argument is not a valid file descriptor.
EINVAL The action argument is not a supported value.
ENOTTY The file associated with fildes is not a terminal.
The tcflow() function may fail if:
EIO The process group of the writing process is orphaned, and the writing process is
not ignoring or blocking SIGTTOU.
The following sections are informative.
tcsendbreak() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, Chapter 11, General
Terminal Interface, <termios.h>, <unistd.h>
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System
Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the
event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group
Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .
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